FORMER champions Frome Technical and Glenmuir High will seek to extend their perfect starts in the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association daCosta Cup football competition when they visit Green Island High and Old Harbour High, respectively, on Monday.
Frome Technical are one of three schools — St Elizabeth Technical and William Knibb Memorial are the other two — yet to concede a goal. Frome have won their previous three games by a combined 19-0 aggregate and could retake the lead in Zone C with a win.
The encounter between Frome and Green Island is a first-round match originally set for September 24, but which had to be rescheduled after all games were postponed due to unexpected bad weather.
If weather permits, Frome will be expecting another three points as the red-hot Stevaughn Spence will hope to add to his tally of seven goals.
Green Island are coming off a big 4-1 win over Hopewell High, and playing at home is expected to add to their confidence level. But they will need to lift their game several notches keep up with the well-oiled Frome team.
Glenmuir High have won their two opening contests but trail Old Harbour High and Central High, who have both played four games already.
The Old Harbour vs Glemuir High game is also a rescheduled one because of bad weather a week and a half ago. Since the postponement both schools have had positive results, with Old Harbour beating Tacius Golding High 7-0 on Saturday to take the lead on goal difference over Central High.
Meanwhile, defending champions Garvey Maceo, who are expected to be awarded full points from last week's aborted game against Vere Technical, will return to action against Foga Road in Zone N.
A win here and the points would see the champions pull three points clear at the top of the zone, while Kemps Hill High and Winston Jones High will both be seeking their first win when they meet.
After seeing their four-game winning streak end on Saturday with a goalless draw against St James High, Zone A leaders Irwin High will be hoping to start another winning run when they meet in a yet another rescheduled game at Maldon.
The home team is on a three-game unbeaten run — scoring seven goals in the process— and their confdence will be high, especially playing at home.
Irwin High have scored 10 goals and conceded just once, and the odds are that they should rebound today with a win. But it is expected they will have to work hard for it.
Three points separate the top four teams in Zone F and Monday's set of return leg matches should help didtinguish the top teams from the rest.
Leaders Manchester High will seek a second win over fourth-place Bellefield High at Bellefield. Second-place Belair High had beaten May Day 6-0 in the first round and will hope to at least match that, while third-place deCarteret College take on Mt St Joseph Catholic.
Maldon vs Irwin @ Maldon
Merlene Ottey vs Hopewell @ Merlene Ottey
Green Island vs Frome @ Green Island
Bellefield vs Manchester @Bellefield
May Day vs Belair @ May Day
deCarteret vs Mt St Joseph @ deCarteret
Old Harbour vs Glenmuir @ Port Esquivel
Kemps Hill vs Winston Jones @ Kemps Hill
Garvey Maceo vs Foga Road @ Garvey Maceo